Bronson, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bronson, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Bronson had a population of 2,309 as of July 1, 2016. Bronson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bronson is located at latitude 41.8721 and longitude -85.1908 in Branch County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bronson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Branch County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Bronson (GNIS ID: 1625985) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bronson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bronson, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,309
Population in Households 2,303
Population in Familes 1,861
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,689
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 820
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 561
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 946 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 542 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 278 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $78,193
Average Home Value $92,877


Median Household Income $35,035
Average Household Income $43,550
Per Capita Income $15,738
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.1%
Households -0.27% -0.12%
Families -0.2% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bronson, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bronson to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 276 60th
Population Density1 # 174 75th
Diversity Index2 # 76 89th
Median Household Income # 584 16th
Per Capita Income # 661 5th

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